Five Tennessee Vol football players were recognized over the last two days with All-SEC honors.
On Monday, offensive lineman Trey Smith and safety Nigel Warrior were named to the AP All-SEC first team, while Smith, Warrior, Daniel Bituli, receiver/return specialist Marquez Callaway and kicker Brent Cimaglia were named to the coaches All-SEC team.
Smith started 11 games for Tennessee, anchoring a line that allowed just 20 sacks all season.
Warrior started all 12 games for UT, tallying 68 tackles, four interceptions and seven passes defensed. He was the Vols second-leading tackler and he had the second-most interceptions in the SEC.
Bituli led UT with 80 tackles – his third straight year as the team’s leading tackler, despite missing the first two games of 2019 -- and was second on the team with three sacks. He also had four passes defenses, a forced fumble and fumble recovery.
Callaway was chosen as a kick returner, averaging 15 yards per punt return with a touchdown – a 65 yarder against South Carolina. He also returned two kickoffs, averaging 18.5 yards per return.
Cimaglia, a Page High School alum, made 20 of his 24 field goals (83.3 percent), accounting for 93 total points. He went 2-for-2 on field goals of 50 yards or more with a long of 53 yards and he was perfect from inside the 30-yard line.
This post originally ran in our sister publication, the Nashville Post.